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Monday
Sep192011

baseball gender reveal

My dear friend (who also happens to be my sister-in-law.. that's the great thing about your brother marrying one of your high school pals) is pregnant! Hooray! We had almost all our family together for a family reunion this summer the day she found out the gender of the baby. I LOVE how she decided to let everyone know her big news.

We were all going to an Angels baseball game that night, so she and my brother didn't tell anyone the sex (not even their other children). We all kept asking "Boy or girl? Boy or girl?" "Just tell us already!!". She told us she would let us know what she was having by getting some cotton candy at the Angels game. BLUE cotton candy for a boy, and PINK for a girl. 

Every time the cotton candy guy walked by with his cotton candy, we all held our breath. All game long we kept asking "Are you ready for some cotton candy?". It was more exciting than the baseball game! Then finally in the 6th inning or so, my brother disappeared for a bit and came back with some PINK cotton candy for his wife (all the cotton candy guys kept coming around our section with only blue!).

It was so fun to all find out together (grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers and sisters) and I loved seeing my nieces and nephews faces as they learned the news. Hooray for families and for creative gender reveals!

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How cute is that!? I got kind of misty-eyed, to be honest. Thanks for sharing and bringing a smile to my face.

09.20.2011 | Unregistered CommenterLori

Ok, that's adorable. I'd love to do something creative like that!!

09.20.2011 | Unregistered Commenterjulie r

really cute idea! when we found out the gender of our first baby my husband had to work and could not get off. but his parents were visiting form england (we were living in nyc at the time) so i took them! they both knew we were having a boy before my husband. it was a pretty neat treat for them. except my father-in-law (an ex firefighter (they should be tough right?)) kept getting squeamish during the ultrasound! x

09.21.2011 | Unregistered Commenterfanfamfun

such a cute way to find out! my best friend from childhood married my brother also. she and i have been friends since first grade. small world!

09.29.2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrigette

That is cute. I wish I'd been relaxed enough to have fun with the telling instead of being in a hurry.

10.5.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

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